MONTREAL (Nov. 26)
For the first time in the history of the Montreal Jewish community, a total of over $4,000,000 has been raised by the Joint Campaign for Combined Jewish Appeal and United Israel Appeal, it was announced today by Cecil Pascal who served as general chairman of the 1963 Joint Campaign. Mr. Pascal disclosed that $4,000,275 is the total achieved in this year’s drive in his report to over 400 campaign workers who attended the closing dinner at the Windsor Hotel.
The 1963 result represents a net increase of $139,733 over the amount raised in 1962. The new total is the largest sum of money ever raised in a campaign for current overseas, local and national needs by any Jewish community in Canada. The Joint Campaign for Combined Jewish Appeal and United Israel Appeal does not as yet include local Jewish schools or the largest Jewish community centre.